Lemon picking with a grape harvester
R. M. Burns, University of California
S. B. Boswell, University of California
B. Keillor, University of California
California Agriculture 30(1):10-12. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v030n01p10.
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From 40 to 90 percent of the mature lemon fruit on young close-set or trellis-grown trees have been removed mechanically by a grape harvester in 3 years of field trials in Ventura County. Abscission chemicals to loosen the fruit and growth inhibitors to retard the tree foliage proved helpful.